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Gazipur’s first mayor Mannan passes away

MA Mannan had various diseases, including high blood pressure and diabetes

Update : 28 Apr 2022, 08:29 PM

MA Mannan, the first mayor of Gazipur City Corporation and a BNP vice chairman, died at a city hospital on Thursday. He was 72.

A junior minister for religious affairs, Mannan breathed his last at United Hospital at around 4:30pm, his son Monjurul Karim Rony said.

Mannan was elected mayor in the first-ever election to Gazipur City Corporation in July, 2013.

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The former Gazipur mayor was put on life support after he had been admitted to the hospital in a critical condition on Wednesday night, said Sayrul Kabir Khan, BNP chairperson’s media wing member. 

Mannan had been suffering from various diseases, including high blood pressure and diabetes, since he was sent to jail in 2015.

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On February 11, 2015, police arrested Mannan from his Baridhara residence in the capital in a case filed in conction with the attack on a passenger bus in Gazipur during hartal.

He was released from jail on bail on January 6, 2017. He later became inactive in politics due to various ailments.

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